Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Last week I didn't run at all until Saturday when my parents were in town and I got to run with my dad. You see, my daughter had been sick with a fever, so I had been going to bed late and waking up multiple times a night.
This week she's been better (only waking up once per night), but I have still been super busy and getting to bed late. The lack of energy and sleep was keeping me from running and it was making me grouchy and frustrated.
Well, last night I had an epiphany. I don't need to get up at 4:45 or 5am in the morning and run 3, 4 or 5 miles. I just need to run.
So, this morning I woke up at 5:40 (my alarm on non-running mornings goes off at 6:10) and ran just one mile and then walked my half mile cool down.
You know what? I still felt good about myself. I still got in a workout. And it was still better than no run at all.
I still plan to try to get in my 3-5 mile runs, but when it's extra cold and I'm extra tired, 1 or 2 miles will do just fine. Anything is better than nothing.